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Ever since the beginning of this global pandemic, doctors, nurses, other medical personnel and frontline workers put themselves in harm's way - literally - to care for those who have been infected, and keep the rest of us safe. 


Despite the heightened risk - being pregnant and being in the frontline - Nurse Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, decided to make the tough call and continue tending to patients at the general ward at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, to the north of London.



On 5 April, she tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to the hospital she worked at two days later. She died due to complication from the virus infection the Sunday after (12 April).


According to the British hospital, Agyapong's baby, a girl, was delivered successfully via caesarian section and is doing well. It was not clear, however, if the baby had tested positive for the disease.


A GoFundMe page set up to support Agyapong's husband and baby. It also said the baby will be named after her mum.


"Mary was a blessing to everyone she came across and her love, care and sincerity will be irreplaceable," the organisers of the fundraiser page wrote.


At the time of posting, over 5,000 people have donated to the cause, raising over 103,000. 


The announcement of Agyapong's death comes amid ongoing concerns over the lack of protective equipment provided for frontline healthcare staff around the world during this global pandemic.


Source: theAsianparent


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Pregnant nurse in UK dies of Covid-19 but baby survives

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Ever since the beginning of this global pandemic, doctors, nurses, other medical personnel and frontline workers put themselves in harm's way - literally - to care for those who have been infected, and keep the rest of us safe. 


Despite the heightened risk - being pregnant and being in the frontline - Nurse Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, decided to make the tough call and continue tending to patients at the general ward at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, to the north of London.



On 5 April, she tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to the hospital she worked at two days later. She died due to complication from the virus infection the Sunday after (12 April).


According to the British hospital, Agyapong's baby, a girl, was delivered successfully via caesarian section and is doing well. It was not clear, however, if the baby had tested positive for the disease.


A GoFundMe page set up to support Agyapong's husband and baby. It also said the baby will be named after her mum.


"Mary was a blessing to everyone she came across and her love, care and sincerity will be irreplaceable," the organisers of the fundraiser page wrote.


At the time of posting, over 5,000 people have donated to the cause, raising over 103,000. 


The announcement of Agyapong's death comes amid ongoing concerns over the lack of protective equipment provided for frontline healthcare staff around the world during this global pandemic.


Source: theAsianparent


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